Nora Ephron Has Passed Away at Age 71 [UPDATED]S

Nora Ephron, the writer/director/producer responsible for When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and Julie and Julia (among others) has died. A source tells us that Ephron, 71, was suffering from an unspecified form of blood cancer. Speculation consumed the internet after Wowowow prematurely published Liz Smith's obituary for Ephron today ("I won't say, 'Rest in peace, Nora'—I will just ask 'What the hell will we do without you?'), but it's now been officially confirmed that Ephron has passed away. Warm thoughts to her family, friends, and many fans. [TMZ] [TMZ] [Wowowow] [AtlanticWire] [Deadline]


Nora Ephron Has Passed Away at Age 71 [UPDATED]S

Jessica Simpson, a liar, would like you to know that she's totally thrilled about being an incredibly huge and fat womanatee after having her baby. [OBVS A JOKE YOU GUYS. SHE IS LIKE A TINY MOUSE PERSON.] "She has been working very hard on losing the baby weight, but don't expect to see Jessica Daisy Duke-thin again," says a friend. "She wants to lose the pregnancy weight but loves her curves and is very confident with her sexy, voluptuous body. You don't have to be super-skinny to be sexy!" See? Jessica Simpson loves her body so much that she's doing everything she can to change it and get a new body! Just pick one, people. You don't get to take credit for being body-positive and take a $4 million deal from Weight Watchers. PICK ONE. [HuffPo]


Nora Ephron Has Passed Away at Age 71 [UPDATED]S

Apparently Bret Michaels is designing a line of pet accessories—"all stuff I created from my brain"—in case you wanted your cocker spaniel to look more like an extra from Real Housewives of Paradise Hotel. I'm going to step back and let Bret Michaels take the lead on this one: "I'm a drealist," he says. "I'm a dreamer with a creative brain, but I'm also a realist. One idea may sound great, but let's try to get this on the dog. It's all meant to be a lot of fun." I'M A DREALIST. So far, his most popular accessory is bandanna-crabs. [People]


Nora Ephron Has Passed Away at Age 71 [UPDATED]S

The cruise ship employee who claimed that he was sexually assaulted by John Travolta has officially filed charges. "Fabian Zanzi, who said he was assigned to be Travolta's personal attendant, accused the actor of 'harmful and offensive contact' by 'removing his bath robe, grabbing plaintiff's hand, and forcing his naked person and erect penis against plaintiff's person,' the complaint said." Travolta's lawyers called the allegations "ludicrous," and claim Zanzi is just after his "15 minutes of fame." Yes. Because that's how I'd like to spend my 15 minutes—as the guy who got rubbed-on by John Travolta's boat boner. Bulletproof defense. [CNN]


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